Today is the official first day of spring, so I wanted to share some tips on building the perfect spring wardrobe. I didn’t always plan out my wardrobe carefully, but it has definitely improved my budgeting over the years. What I love about spring is that it gets easier to grab a hold of affordable pieces that can be mixed and matched with the rest of your closet. Higher temperatures also require less layers, so you can really nail a chic outfit with just one flowy dress or a statement top. And you don’t need a ton of designer accessories since there are so many high-street options that really complete an outfit – like a straw tote versus a designer handbag. With that said, here are the areas where I splurge vs. save in my spring wardrobe.
Where I Splurge…
I rarely splurge on tops with the exception of silk button downs and lace camisoles. They have such strong staying power and feel appropriate throughout the year. Whether I need a quick top to tuck into jeans or something to wear under a blazer, a silk top always looks so expensive and elegant.
My Splurge Tops
Spring is the season for socializing. There is usually so much going on from weddings to wedding showers, baby showers to Easter, and more. On these occasions, I want to look nicer and don’t mind spending more money since quality can’t be replicated when you get down to details like fit and fabric. So if I know I can wear a piece more than once – or even the following years, such as a little white dress or floral mini, I won’t hesitate to splurge.
My Splurge Dresses
Shoes and accessories are my weakness – and they’re also the categories where I spend the most money. Since they always seem to put the finishing touch on an outfit, I don’t mind investing in designer shoes. For spring and summer, I can’t live without my Chloe wedges and Chanel espadrilles. They just hold up so well and look great with any leggy outfit.
My Splurge Shoes
Where I Save…
When it comes to jackets, I typically only splurge on a great trench coat or blazer and then save for everything else. My most worn spring jackets include waterfall trench coats (like this one), utility jackets, and denim jackets, which you can find at affordable price points.
My Save Jackets
I rarely spend over $100 on trendy tops and blouses because they just don’t live long enough in my wardrobe. Plus, there are so many high-street options that look stunning. Whenever I’m on the hunt for the perfect statement top, I usually head to Revolve for brands like Endless Rose, Bardot, and Free People. Otherwise, I also love Asos and H&M.
My Save Tops
Trendy One Pieces
I tend to buy more one-pieces in the spring to prepare for hotter temperatures later in the season or last minute vacations. It’s so hard to resist a cute romper or jumpsuit, which is just so easy to throw on with a pair of sandals or espadrilles. Everyday dresses are another must-have since I don’t have to worry about ruining them if I happen to spill something on myself.
My Save One Pieces
I’m beyond obsessed with Spring 2019’s woven accessories trends. They’re not only affordable but so instagrammable and practical for the beach, a tropical vacation, or everyday. You can find them in abundance at places like Asos, H&M, and Mango. I’m a huge fan and can’t wait to bring out my straw bags.
My Save Woven Accessories